10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 6 April 2010
An excellent book !! It reviews the main conceptual issues of anxiety disorders, and also therapeutic advances in treatment. GREAT value for mental health professionals (clinical psychologists in particular) and students searching for a clear and (very) well written book about this disorders. For mental health professionals, it is a "paradise" book : it has it ALL about how to do to have therapeutic success with our clients !! This magnificent book 100% fits my expectations - the authors (A.T.Beck, the "father" of Cognitive Therapy, and D. Clark) are very important contributors to the field of knowledge of how to help persons having severe anxiety problems. Everyone interested in this issues will "take a sip" of every line written !! ABSOLUTELY recommended - I may say INDISPENSABLE !!
Master Degree in Clinical Psychology
(ex) Director of Clinical Psychology Department of Lorvão Psychiatric Hospital, Coimbra, Portugal
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 14 June 2011
If you're looking for self help material this is not the product for you. If you want a thorough and complete guide for treating anxiety disorders using CBT by the most prominent practitioners and theorists of CBT, with the most up to date, research grounded, theoretically based texts then this is the book for you. Well worth the cost, Probably not too usefull for th traines but certainly for the advanced practioner or at least someone looking for extra depth and more complex solutions, probably most suitable for someone who uses CBT daily or as a major component of the therapeutic interventions they provide. This book provides a greater understanding and more complex models of the most common anxiety disorders (With the exception of specific phobias and Health Anxiety).
The book provides models and formulations for GAD, Panic, Social Phobia, PTSD and OCD as well as general guide to the diagnosing,assessing, formulating and treating of anxiety disorders. It also provides information and guides about the cognitive and behavioural treatment of anxiety disorders, these elements are then made specific for each of the anxiety disorders in the text.
All in all a very thorough and deep text for any pratcicing CBT therapist.
Esential reading for the CBT practitioner.
Sean Mellor CBT Therapist.
on 27 September 2014
A must have for trainee CBT therapists, or even qualified therapists. I've seen this on my supervisors shelf in his office and a couple of other places at work, and it's no surprise. This is an excellent handbook for treating anxiety disorders, and I've used it in treating my clients. *Essential* reading.